Meet our Classics Majors and Alumni


Majoring in Classics can take you where you want to go!

Classics is the investigation of the life and cultural expressions of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Today, Rutgers finds itself in the forefront of some of the most vital areas of inquiry: constructions of ethnicity, sexuality, and freedom; performance of music, drama, and poetry; democracy, tyranny, and resistance to inequality.

Arts and Sciences in Action: A Reflective View of the World

Jonathan Finnerty

“From my classics studies, I've gained the ability to reflect on the world as it is today, and to look out across the ages,” Jonathan Finnerty says. “That has changed who I am.”

Jonathan Finnerty
Class of 2017

Studying Classics

Read ancient languages of eternal truths
Study the birth of democracy, science, and drama
Develop a well-trained mind
Explore Greece and Italy

The Department of Classics is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a Classics major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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